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Ulefone Paris still enough to use in my life.

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Since I had it flew about 10 monthes, it is still enough to use in my life – actually I use it for enjoying Android games and utilities because my primary phone is iPhone 6s.

Performance almost near to SEC Galaxy S4 , and it means this budget smartphone is still good for enjoying simple games.

But I don’t like to recommend buy this if you don’t understand customized recovery rom flashing and preinstalled app. Ulefone doesn’t care no more for this model.

Cherry Blossoms of Ulefone Paris in 2016.

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Here some pictures of my Ulefone Paris.

Ulefone Paris X review

Ulefone Paris X is a budget phone. It is well made and durable, LCD quality enhanced than previous Parix. CPU downgraded to MTK6735P 4 cores 988MHz from MTK6753 8 cores 1.3GHz. But downgraded CPU makes Paris X battery life goes to longer.

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As like before, front shape is same with Ulefone Paris. There’s LED indicator on left side of front upper speaker. It displays only white while connected USB. A circular symbol of home touchable button under LCD also has LED light with its each menu and back button on left and right of home. You can easily find home, menu and back in darkness.

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Back side is really same as like Ulefone Paris. It perfectly compatible with previous. It seems nothing changed in some downgraded components: CPU, cameras.

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Upper side is same as before. micro USB and 3.5 pi headphone hole. Nothing be changed. Surely, bottom side same.

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I live bottom side speaker for more louder than other Android devices. But don’t expect speaker quality for iPhone, it hears like just cheappy.

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And backside camera molding is good. It’s just like some Android models, specially my LG PRADA 3.0, protects thinny glass from shock.

Performance is little bit more faster than other same MTK6735P models : Oukitel K4000, Doogee X5 Pro.

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Ulefone seems well optimized their Android 5.1 of Paris X gives maximum performance for users. But you may need stop or disable these app. It is malware – Very disappointed for this, Ulefone. Also change some options in setting menu: Disable debugging, Allow unknown source.

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If you are first user of Paris X, just remember: two Search whatever need to be disabled, Two of settings are disabled: USB debugging and Allow unknown source. It may makes your Android secure going weak.

And I don’t recommend buying flip cover case, it is too weak, my case already broken while removing.

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But flip cover automatically your Paris X to an analog watch, it displays this screen while you flap cover on screen, but Paris X is not OLED display. While you watching this watch, battery may goind exhausted. Just use your wrist watch instead using this.

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Conclusion

Goods:
  1. Nice price, I spent 109 USD included free shipping for South Korea from China main land.
  2. LCD enhanced, more brighter, no white spots.
  3. Rear camera quality is not so bad as like other Chinese smart phones, but don’t expect it is not like major manufacturer.
  4. Durable frame. Detachable back cover with battery.
  5. Dual SIMs, but it works one of SIM may works as GSM with 3G/4G(LTE) SIMS.
  6. Hard right side buttons: Rocker buttons with power/sleep button. It doesn’t rattling.
  7. 2.5D round glass.
  8. Good phone audio quality: speaker and mic.
  9. Variable fonts, you can download and apply to system, but Asian charactors not supported.
Bads:
  1. CPU downgraded, performance also.
  2. Rear camera is not 13M pixels, it is interpolation, original is 8M pixels.
  3. 2 malwares already included: must be disabled, cannot be removed.
  4. Little bit slow response in fast usage, don’t exepct maximum performance, but it is better than LG G3 Kitkat. (not higher versions as like 5.x or 6.x)
  5. 5GHz WiFi not supported.
  6. Fast charging not supported : only max. 1A.

Plus, Paris X also mounts your SD card to sdcard0. It becomes your primary sdcard area, so easily expand your installing apps. So I recommend to use MLC sd cards for resist from random accident. And SD card may possible to accessed up to 64GB. Paris X automatically reformatt SD card to using file system of FAT32. There’s no problem to using maximum capacity – because my Paris already reached to full of 60GB usage with some videos, but no problem.

Ulefone Paris X is a budget smart phone. Don’t expect quality as like LG or SAMSUNG. There’s nothing like NFC or wireless charging. No variable accessaries, even bundle flip case is too weak, there’s many fake glass films, original glass film too expensive than other. But price of it is mostly under 110 USD. You can buy one more instead fixing this phone if you have broken.

Ulefone Paris X coming again.

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This little iPhone6 like cheappy smartphone taken too long for order again in AliExpress ‘cuase Chinese new year holyday. It was too long days for wait.

Now it is going to shipping by DHL from china, may take more longer than before because there’s may extremely delayed packages in there for be shipped to the world.

However, It seems to be come to me for next week.

Then, I will test it for my old Paris.

Ulefone Paris X pended.

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AlieExpress has some problems in today, most sellers are doing inferior actions for buyers as like lying they are stocked goods. In case of me, RTDT whatever seller gave me they are already stocked Paris X, and I trusted them. So it gone far to an unfunny short dramatic performance.

I just hope minor version of Paris, but it seems to be hard for moment get it on my hand. I just changed my testing SIM for K4000 with new glass film arrived. Actually I don’t hope new jelly case or, TPU case for K4000, there’s totally not exists for it even Paris or Paris X.

I need remember myself for there’s nothing like better then price in value. Just 110 USD smartphone is jsut for that price. nothing to better.

And my shopping funs for AliExpress may done for soon. They are too many  delinquency doing today. Really bad asses.

Coming soon: Ulefone Paris X

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I have determined to buy new Ulefone Paris X for testing append to Ulefone Paris.

This device seems to a minor version of Ulefone Paris. CPU and camera module gone to downgraded: MK6753 octa core CPU to MK6735 quad core, and 13Mpixels camera to 8Mpixels.

Actually Ulefone Paris has high energy spending on full load in normal usage, and battery going melt down faster by 8 cores of CPU with GPU (may it has 3 cores of MALi-720T).

I expect Paris X may enhanced for battery life and more lighter than Paris.

Hope delivery state changes to on DHL and hand on me.

Slow charging of Ulefone Paris.

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 Some people reported Ulefone Paris has problem in charging circuit. So I have checked what amperes measured in USB power in under 80% battery meter in phone. (Actually 72~74 %)

I used 2A supported charger and cables, but Paris seems not accept over 1A current for charging itself as like under iPhone5. It means Paris need minimum 2 hours and 30 minutes for fully charged in best condition. But it may takes 3 hours in real charging condition.

I don’t know is it possible to control in driver level or changing firmware in embedded linux kernel level at Ulefone development part. But I think Paris was not designed for accepting over 1A current power.

Ulefone Paris software review.

It is being continued from my previous preparation article.

Ulefone Paris ( rest is “U-Paris” ) is an economic smartphone from China as looks like Apple iPhone6 series. Main CPU is Mediatek MT6753 64bit 1.3GHz – 8 cores ARM Cortex-A53.

Ulefone Paris Antutu info&score

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Installed OS is AOSP based 64bit build of Android 5.1. Ulefone didn’t customized for many functions, so I loved this less-customized OS.

Internal NAND flash used for Samsung 16GB eMMC that was manufactured at August, 2015. So its writing speed is not so fast as modern fastest products. (See below, writing speed is 11.93MB/sec)

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 I recommend install fastest external micro SDXC for use it as ‘sdcard0’ for install apps as like me. I was installed fastest MLC UHS-1 supported microSDXC for both of like and performance.

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Latest OTA was published in 16, Nov. 2015 and it makes U-Paris performance for better. So I could it checked how is it gone for faster.

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 And battery life has little bit shorter than before after latest OTA update. I think it is acceptable for performance, actually I think most people could not sens how it been shorter because U-Paris has not big battery.

I love some special functions for make it difference between other Chinese enconomic smartphone is like this. I could kill all running apps on multi-tasking screen by one touch for “Remove All”.

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It make U-Paris to runs in good performanced and I could control app state in easy way. And changing font is basically possible for default setting app.

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I just select my styled font and download it then use it. That’s all for simply changing way. Sure it is not for all languages, sadly seems to applied in English based languages.

U-Paris has also need some works for disable useless apps like these:

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And I remove some widgets like “Auto Launching Widget”. This widget automatically launch newly installed app, but I removed it.

Battery like is seems to normal as like most of Android smartphone what capacity has similar to 2200mAh.

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You could be buy new battery for replace exhausted one for new, or using external charging battery pack as like me. It’s all up to your choice, but I strongly recommend use after choice for protect your finger nails. U-Paris had really strong battery cover back and it makes your nails be destroyed if you try open back in bare condition.

U-Paris also has negative issues.

  • WiFi supports only for 2.4GHz
  • No NFC.
  • No HotKnot.
  • Limited accessaries.
  • Little bit slow charging speed ( accepts 0.9~1 Amperes for USB charging )

Among them, limited supporting for 2.4GHz WiFi is makes people’s choice for little bit narrow. Some place need 5GHz WiFi for stable web surfing, but it doesn’t  make comfort seat.

U-Paris is really nice economical smartphone for price of 120 to 150 USD from China. Enough performance will helps your smart life, and low price also make other chances for saving money.

Prepare for a new review, Ulefone Paris.

I was really interested in this iPhone6 like smartphone since it published to on pre-sale item on AlieExpress.

Ulefone Paris #1

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Ulefone “Paris” seems to a downgraded model of “Be Touch 2”, and it also looks like iPhone6, too. but obviously it is not an iPhone6 or 6s. An android phone of chinese company “Ulefone”.

Ulefone Paris #2

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“Paris” also CNC manufactured for metal middle frame as like iPhone6, and bottom sided mic and speaker is similar. It’s really nice design for not like other Android phones to losing or modulating loud speaker on flat place with putted on there.

But there’s no hole for micro USB port like Apple’s lightning, it’s different from iPhone. It’s just same-like in really good price for middle performance smartphone.

“Paris” placed micro USB port on upper side with 3.5m/m headphone jack. It may a weak point for resist rain drop to me. Just relieved for it’s not too close charging port and headphone jack like Doogee X5 Pro. So I don’t need to worry for using thick charging cable head with thick headphone head end.


This phone has dettachabled batteries, double micro SIM slots with external micro SDXC slot up to 128GB. Escpecially thickness is really thin as like iPhone, so maybe its rear camera module need more thicker than others, but its design was not bad, actually looks nice with metal bezel.

I’d like these touching navigation, “Paris” applied breathe LED on navigation touch area, so you may see white LED on home with each side for menu and back. Android signal LED placed on upper be side of ear speaker. That indicates charging state, notifies of Android.
Mediatek CPU MT6753 has 8 cores running at 1.3GHz with Mali-T720 GPU. “Paris” has bright 5″ HD IPS LCD with On cell technology for sensitive touch. 720p resolution is much enough for 5″ size of this, and comfort to playing game or watching videos except using for HMD.
Battery capacity is 2250mAh of SONY, Omni vision camera modules each mounted on 5MP for front, 13MP for rear. Not so bad for image quality, but it seems to still be a problem in Mediatek ISP in low light.

Now I am preaparing write a review for this, and hope to coming up soon.